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NASA targeting late summer launch for first Artemis moon rocket

EDITOR’S NOTE: Updated June 25 with completion of HPU hot fire test. NASA’s Space Launch System moon rocket on pad 39B earlier this year. Credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky With a series of practice countdowns complete, NASA managers said Friday the powerful Space Launch System rocket could be ready for its first test flight in late August or …

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NASA not planning another Artemis 1 countdown dress rehearsal

NASA’s Artemis 1 moon rocket on Launch Complex 39B earlier this month. Credit: NASA/Ben Smegelsky NASA plans to return the first Space Launch System rocket to its assembly hangar at the Kennedy Space Center next week to continue preparations for liftoff on the Artemis 1 moon mission, foregoing another practice countdown after a test Monday …

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NASA’s Artemis moon rocket fully fueled for first time in practice countdown

NASA’s Artemis 1 moon rocket stands fully fueled on pad 39B at the Kennedy Space Center soon after the conclusion of a wet dress rehearsal Monday evening. Credit: NASA NASA loaded more than three-quarters of a million gallons of super-cold propellant into the first Space Launch System moon rocket Monday in Florida, achieving key milestones …

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NASA tries again to complete moon rocket’s practice countdown

STORY WRITTEN FOR CBS NEWS & USED WITH PERMISSION The moon hangs in the sky behind NASA’s Orion spacecraft and Space Launch System moon rocket on the launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center. Credit: NASA/Ben Smegelsky Countdown clocks began ticking Saturday for NASA’s fourth attempt to complete a dress-rehearsal countdown and fueling test of its Space …

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Photos: Artemis 1 rocket hauled to launch pad for another countdown rehearsal

NASA’s Artemis 1 moon rocket rolls to pad 39B at sunrise on June 6. Credit: Stephen Clark / Spaceflight Now NASA’s Artemis 1 moon rocket rolled out to pad 39B at the Kennedy Space Center on June 6, preparing for another countdown rehearsal later this month to try loading cryogenic propellants into the massive launcher. …

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NASA teams ready SLS moon rocket for return to launch pad

NASA’s first Space Launch System moon rocket is set roll out to its launch pad early Monday at the Kennedy Space Center for another attempt later this month to fully load it with super-cold propellants, the culmination of a countdown rehearsal officials aim to complete before moving forward with launch later this summer. The towering …

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Nelson cites China’s growing space prowess, calls for sustained NASA funding

STORY WRITTEN FOR CBS NEWS & USED WITH PERMISSION NASA Administrator Bill Nelson holds up a picture of China’s Zhurong Mars rover during a virtual hearing with a House of Representatives subcommittee Wednesday. Credit: NASA/U.S. House of Representatives Holding up a photo taken by China’s new Mars lander, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson warned Congress Wednesday that his …

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Core of NASA’s first Artemis moon rocket towed into Vehicle Assembly Building

The 212-foot-long core stage for the Artemis 1 mission rolls into the Vehicle Assembly Building Thursday at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Credit: Stephen Clark / Spaceflight Now A decade in the making, the core stage for NASA’s first Space Launch System heavy-lift rocket rolled into the Vehicle Assembly Building at the Kennedy Space …

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NASA barge delivers first SLS core stage to Kennedy Space Center

The core stage of NASA’s first Space Launch System heavy-lift rocket arrived at the Kennedy Space Center on Tuesday evening aboard a specially-built barge, completing a voyage by sea from a test site in Mississippi to begin final preparations for the first flight of NASA’s Artemis Moon program. The 310-foot-long (94.4-meter) transport vessel completed a …

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